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Latest news from around the group

As a fast moving business, we are constantly striving to improve our service to both our internal and external customers. Consequently our news section does not set out to record every press release we send out but aims to highlight the things that we think are important and relevant to both our clients and our staff.

Skin care brand eos aims big after Nordic re-launch

June 15th 2017

With over 50 million consumers worldwide, eos – an acronym for Evolution of Smooth - has taken the health and beauty industry by storm. Founded in 2007, its journey began with a desire to avoid the traditional narratives of the beauty industry...

Harman: Revolutionising change in audio equipment markets

April 6th 2017

In 2012 Carsten Olesen was appointed GM & VP of Harman Lifestyle in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This challenge, based at Harman Lifestyle’s EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam, he explained, was his biggest yet.

Short-term thinking undermining much needed innovation in the food and drink sector

March 31st 2017

The latest rankings in the Brand Finance ‘Brand 50’ report show a food and drink industry struggling to cultivate new ideas and products, which will enable them to gain an advantage in a changing market.

Corporate Relations: business transformation in South America

March 24th 2017

Jose Antonio, a Corporate Relations Director at a multinational alcoholic beverages company in Western Europe, sought a new challenge in a market ready to embrace transformation.

Changing minds: a key step towards a flexible future

March 13th 2017

In this article, we consider the pros and cons and latest developments in the flexible working debate.

Consumer Executive Search Brochure

January 22nd 2017

This brochure provides information on our specialist executive search offering for the consumer sector. It highlights the unique benefits we can offer using our 'no silos' approach.

Turnover and profit growth for Nigel Wright Group

January 11th 2017

Nigel Wright Group, the international recruitment consultancy headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, has delivered results showing a significant growth from 2015.

Nigel Wright raises £11,000 for Cancer Research UK in 2016

November 30th 2016

Nigel Wright Group has raised £11,000 for its charity of choice, Cancer Research UK, in 2016. Employees throughout the recruitment firm’s 13 European offices have been involved in fundraising activities.

Formica Case Study: 50+ International Placements

October 21st 2016

In October 2015, Formica Group Europe began a large-scale business transformation project. The project’s aim was to make investments in talent acquisition and development, as well as realign the Group structure to establish a more...

Wahoo Fitness Case Study: General Manager, EMEA

September 26th 2016

This year, Nigel Wright was appointed to recruit a EMEA General Manager for Wahoo Fitness. Using Nigel Wright's extensive consumer sector networks and experienced research team, the role was successfully filled.

Work is changing: what does it mean for talent attraction and management?

September 20th 2016

We’re living through an era of constant change. It’s a historical period the Hopi Indians refer to as powaqqatsi or ‘life in transformation’ - a time defined by endless socio-economic, geopolitical and demographic upheaval, underpinned by rapid...

Are your employees brand advocates?

July 26th 2016

In his 1981 short story, Johnny Mnemonic, the Canadian author William Gibson first envisaged a near future where communication via computer networks has become the dominant form of human interaction. Participation within a ubiquitous global net...

The gender pay gap: European developments

July 19th 2016

Many believe the issue of differences in pay between men and women in Europe to be perennial. No matter how hard legislators and companies seek to address the glaring imbalance, the gap will always likely be there, rearing out of reports in ever...

Digital convenience: user expectations of tomorrow

July 15th 2016

The American multinational corporation eBay is a world famous provider of B2C and B2B ecommerce and sales services, with over 150 million active users across the globe. The Danes, in particular, are certainly no strangers to this veritable online...

Latest Consumer Focus magazine now available to view online

July 14th 2016

Nigel Wright's newly released Consumer Focus magazine, that provides insights into the global consumer sector, is now available to view online. In this issue, Nigel Wright talks to senior executives from some of the sector's most dynamic brands...

Centralised and decentralised organisations: implications for HR and talent management

June 15th 2016

Nigel Wright speaks to TwiningsOvo International Markets (IM) HR Director, Annekatrin Ott, about her experiences of operating in centralised and decentralised business models. Amongst many of the challenges associated with expanding overseas and...

Nigel Wright to tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK

May 20th 2016

On Saturday 11th June, Nigel Wright will once again be taking up the challenge of collectively raising over £10,000 in support of our charity partner, Cancer Research UK, by completing The Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Bel Group experiences rapid growth in Spain despite challenging market conditions

May 11th 2016

Bel Group is the French multinational owner of a range of iconic global cheese brands including Babybel, The Laughing Cow, Kiri, Leerdammer and Boursin. We caught up with Bel Spain’s Marketing Director Miguel Chapa Monteagudo to find out how the...

Yankee Candle shares European expansion plans

May 9th 2016

For almost three decades Melanie Stack has presided over, and grown, some of the world’s best loved brands including Barbie, Radox, Monopoly and Weight Watchers. In 2013 she was appointed European head of US based household products maker Yankee...

Amer Sports outlines 2020 'glidepath' growth plan

April 27th 2016

Whether it’s Wilson rackets for world number one tennis player Serena Williams, Salomon shoes for champion ultra-marathon runner Kilian Jornet, or Atomic skis and boots for Marcel Hirscher, the four times alpine ski race world cup gold medallist...